Parse is a popular backend-as-a-service (BaaS) that essentially gives developers a virtual database and app server in the cloud. You can create a “cloud code endpoint” with a unique name that accepts any number of parameters. This endpoint can then be invoked by the mobile SDK, and a response returned. This response can consist of any number of data objects. For standard database queries, this SDK comes with an additional powerful feature: client-side caching. However, the Parse mobile SDK does not provide caching functionality for cloud functions.
Monthly Archives: January 2014
Recently I discovered how incredibly easy it to extract the original, full-resolution images (and other resource files like video, audio, .plist files) from any app in the App Store, without jailbreaking, and without special software. For iOS developers, this can give a fascinating look at the insides of an app. As always, be sure to do this for learning purposes only and respect all apps’ intellectual property.
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